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Revitalizing Endangered Languages

Edited by Justyna Olko & Julia Sallabank

Revitalizing Endangered Languages "This guidebook provides ideas and strategies, as well as some background, to help with the effective revitalization of endangered languages. It covers a broad scope of themes including effective planning, benefits, wellbeing, economic aspects, attitudes and ideologies."

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Dissertation Information

Title: Kognitive Repräsentation von Temporalität im Englischen und im Deutschen Add Dissertation
Author: Christoph Haase Update Dissertation
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Institution: Technische Universität Chemnitz, Department of English
Completed in: 2002
Linguistic Subfield(s): Semantics; Cognitive Science;
Subject Language(s): English
Director(s): Rolf Bräuer
Josef Schmied
Günter Weise

Abstract: The dissertation topic has been selected from the field of cognitive linguistics. Research from temporal semantics, cognitive science and lexical semantics is also considered. A subset of lexical material will be analyzed in its relationship to cognitive processing and conceptualization. The special focus is on aktionsarten (i.e. in different terminologies, lexical aspect or mode of action) from a contrastive vantage point (German-English). Traditionally, the analysis of temporal phenomena in language refers to tense, temporal adverbials, temporal prepositions and conjunctions and the field of aspect and aktionsart. All mentioned categories will be sketched according to their cognitive relevance. In a contrastive discussion, differences in conceptualization between different languages can be established and systematized. The dissertation hypothesizes that aspects and their lexicalized counterparts aktionsarten can be ascribed a higher cognitive relevance than other temporal categories.